Last year’s annual report of the Ministry of Labor and Social Development revealed that 16% of training institutions are not compliant with the ministry's requirements, while 84% of them abided by a 10% improve rate from 2017.
The report showed that the Ministry received 12 complaints from trainees in training institutions, seven of which were resolved and two complaints were referred to legal affairs to resolve the issue, and three complaints were dealt with amicably.
The report said that the ministry carried out 136 inspection visits to various private training institutions, including 96 inspections of proposed premises for new training institutions, 123 periodic visits and 13 non-periodic inspections.
During the visits, the Ministry recorded 13 violations, and issued 22 warnings, while 12 training institutions removed the violations that were signed and legal procedures were taken for the institutions that failed to remove and correct their violations. The ministry also registered at least one training institution that operated without a license.
A total of 81 training institutions were licensed by the Ministry, including 10 technical vocational centers and 71 administrative and commercial institutes and institutes, compared to 77 licensed training institutions registered in 2017.
During the past year, the Ministry of Labor and Social Development interviewed 167 investors seeking licenses to establish a private training institution, registering an increase in the number of investors compared to 62 investors it met during 2017.
The report showed the withdrawal and revocation of licenses of three training institutions because of non-compliance with the requirements of Law No. (25) of 1998 on private educational or training institutions or at the request of the owner of the institution. .